Tank McNamara by Bill Hinds

Tank McNamara

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  1. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, 12 months ago

    I no longer have time for the NCAA. They screwed every kid who ever played (or will play) football for Penn State from 1998-2019.
    What did the kids, past, present or future have to do with the Jerry Sandusky scandal? What did Joe Paterno have to do with the scandal, except follow written Penn State policy (and Pennsylvania state law) to the letter?
    The NCAA also fined Penn State $60M, which will come out of taxpayers’ pockets.

  2. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, 12 months ago

    We are Penn State.

  3. jeanandrick

    jeanandrick said, 12 months ago

    is tank heading down the johnny cflFootball trail? better pack a sharpie

  4. jimmyh43105

    jimmyh43105 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @AshburnStadium

    Blame Sandusky, Paterno, and the Penn St. higher ups!. I’m an Ohio State fan but I don’t blame the NCAA I will always blame Tressel.

  5. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @AshburnStadium

    Since you insist on dragging up this sordid mess, an unbiased link says

    former FBI director Louis J. Freeh found that Paterno, with three other top Penn State administrators, had concealed allegations of child sexual abuse made against Sandusky.

    The Freeh report concluded their motive was to shield the university and its football program from negative publicity.
    Continuing farther down:
    The investigation focused partly on university officials’ decision not to go to child-welfare authorities in 2001 after a coaching assistant told Paterno that he had seen Sandusky sexually abusing a boy in the locker room showers. Penn State officials already knew about a previous allegation against Sandusky by that time, from 1998.

    The leaders, the report said, “repeatedly concealed critical facts relating to Sandusky’s child abuse from authorities, the university’s board of trustees, the Penn State community and the public at large.”
    So this had gone on for over a decade.

    Penn State was punished for lack of institutional control in its athletic department. It fired Paterno and removed his statue; so I doubt he was as blameless as you imply.

    So the state law is to not report pedophiles??

    As for the players:

    Those between 1998 and 2012 were recruited without being told of the scandal by Paterno (who knew about it). So if this adversely affects them, blame Paterno.

    In 2012, the players were given the option of transferring without having to sit out a year.

    Any player after the penalty had been imposed, knows about it. Unlike, Paterno, the NCAA isn’t hiding anything from a recruit.

  6. Thriller87

    Thriller87 said, 12 months ago

    I so hope the NCAA loses the suit against them telling a young man or woman they can’t use thier own name and likeness to make some money is insane.

  7. Bill Hinds

    Bill Hinds GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Acacianpaladin

    Yes, one of my favorite experiences at a baseball park was throwing out the first pitch at a Lowell Spinners game. It was Tank McNamara bobble-head doll night. Everyone there, from the team owners to the fans were class acts.

  8. water_moon

    water_moon GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @AshburnStadium

    Hey, Cal tech got in trouble for institutional control issues, too.

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